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Rochdale Education and Learning (REAL) Trust Privacy Notice

Last updated: Thursday, 9 August 2018
Please note: the following notice provides additional privacy information to the Rochdale Borough Council privacy notice.

Rochdale Education and Learning (REAL) Trust provides school staff with opportunities to access high quality training courses, conferences, curriculum development, school governance and collaborative learning groups. We aim to provide schools with opportunities to renew, refresh, update and upskill all staff to enable them to provide the best education possible.

What personal information we collect

We collect personal information to make sure that we can carry out our work. The personal information we collect includes:

  • Name
  • Telephone number
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Disability information
  • Ethnicity

Who we collect personal information about

When we collect personal information it may be about:

  • Employees

How we use personal information

We use your personal information to:

  • Maintain accounts and records
  • Support and manage employees
  • Support and manage volunteers
  • Provide employment, education and training advice or support

Why we use your personal information

We are required by law to provide training across a number of areas. This is detailed in legislation and guidance including:

  • Education (School Development Plans) (Wales) Regulations 2014/2677
  • Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (England) Regulations 2012/1115
  • Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (Wales) Regulations 2015/484
  • Section 45 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982
  • Section 95 of the Education Act 2005
  • Education (Induction Arrangements for School Teachers) (England) Regulations 2012/1115
  • Education (Induction Arrangements for School
  • Section 21 of the Education Act 2002
  • Section 176 of the Education Act 2002
  • Section 13A of the Education Act 1996
  • Section 13 of the Education Act 1996
  • Section 14 of the Education Act 1996
  • Section 2 of the Further Education Act 1985
  • Section 120 of the Education Reform Act 1988
  • School Organisation (Establishment and Discontinuance of Schools) Regulations 2013/3109

We are allowed to process personal and sensitive data for the following reasons under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Articles and the Data Protection Act:

  • To comply with a Legal Obligation
  • For public tasks or statutory functions
  • For performance of a contract
  • For legitimate interests
  • For employment, social security or social protection law

Who we share your personal information with

We collect information from and disclose information to individuals and organisations that can support our work including:

  • Other public bodies and authorities
  • Schools and higher education providers
  • Training providers
  • Employers

When we make an automated decision about your personal information

This service doesn't make any decisions using computers or programmes that don't involve a human being when using your personal information.

How long we keep your personal information

We keep personal information collected as part of this process for a minimum of 3 years from the date or collection, or for an additional length of time if necessary.

When we transfer your personal information beyond the European Economic Area (EEA)

This service doesn't transfer your information outside the EEA.

We do not routinely share data with any organisation outside the UK, but our website is available across the internet and we communicate with applicants and stakeholders wherever they are.


To request your personal information and exercise your privacy rights please contact:

If you need to raise a concern to our Data Protection Officer about our use of your personal information, please contact:

Information Governance Unit
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU ​

We are registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner's Office.

Our registration number is Z5481774.